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Large-Screen E-Reader

December 22, 2008

A new e-reader from Plastic Logic has a much bigger screen than the Sony Reader or the Amazon Kindle–8.5 by 11 inches. The screen’s backplane is plastic instead of glass, with circuitry deposited using Plastic Logic’s proprietary process, so it doesn’t require much protection: the device is only about a quarter-inch thick. The screen itself is plastic, too, which makes it extremely durable, and it’s touch sensitive: the user turns the page by swiping the screen with a finger.

Courtesy of Plastic Logic

Product: Plastic Logic Reader

Cost: Competitive with existing readers, which range from $350 to $850

Source: www.plasticlogic.com

Company: Plastic Logic

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